One False Step

My response to Sue Vincent – Daily Echo Thursday Photo Prompt – Stepping Stones – #writephoto

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This week’s photo prompt:

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 I cross the river of life on slippery stones,

Not daring to look down –

One false step could break my bones.

Churning rapids to the left of me,

Unknown depths to the right of me –

Those ripples want to suck me in,

Permeate my skin –

I focus on each step ahead,

Lift and place my feet of lead;

The perilous path is not so wide

If I should meet a hiker from the other side.

It is a solitary trail to tread alone

Across the river on slippery stones.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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